One of the simplest pleasures Kingstonians can enjoy during the Christmas season is bundling up and taking a quiet stroll or drive through a well-lit neighbourhood on a snowy winter night. Some neighbourhoods have really outdone themselves this year so, by popular demand, we asked our readers to let us know about Kingston and area neighbourhoods that were particularly well-decorated. If you get a chance over the next few days, here are some Kingston area neighbourhoods that fellow Kingstonians have highlighted as worth a gander:
In Kingston proper, many respondents highlighted homes on Davis Dr and Bexley Gate, as well as the nearby corner of Whistler Terrace and Davis Dr. The corners of Kimberley and Purcell, Lakeview and Reddendale Ave, Humberside and Ryan Court, and Kingscourt just north of Fourth Ave also received nods of approval.
Limeridge Dr, Douglas Ave off of Elliott Ave, Woodside Dr in Westwoods, and Front Rd near Bayridge Dr also received nominations for best-decorated streets in Kingston.
A home on Montreal St just north of Sutherland Dr was given particular attention for its lighting, which is synced to music. Other mentioned Kingston neighbourhoods were Brodie Ave, Evergreen Dr in Woodhaven, Conacher Dr near Wilson St, Muirfield Cres off Davis Dr, Weston Cres, Gainsborough Dr, Union St, Tanner Dr, Mayview Dr just off Burbrook Rd, Chelsea Rd and Belmont Ave, Sussex Blvd, Fleet St, and the corner of Mayfair and Hudson.
North of the city, readers mentioned several houses on Leonard St just east of Unity and Sydenham in Elginburg. Graham St in Harrowsmith also received several mentions.
West of the city, Amherstview was mentioned several times, namely Fairfield Park on Bath Rd, the northwest corner of Spears and Islandview, as well as the east side of MacDougall Dr between Kildare and Islandview.
Readers say that on Highway 2 on the way to Odessa, one particular household appears to have summoned the spirit of the Griswolds. It can be found on the southside of the highway, just past Westbrook. A house on Highway 15, just before Joyceville Rd, was also highlighted.
As pointed out by several readers, no mention of Christmas lighting in the area is complete without mentioning the downtown of Greater Napanee, where dozens of businesses have banded together each year to contribute to an ever-growing lighting display. As of this year, the display stretches through much of Dundas St East, with over 700,000 Christmas lights.